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Kudos0

Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Hello all,

It has been awhile! Hope all are doing well!

I have NSBU in my possession, but never made the actual switch to NSBU.

Is it mature enough now to use it? I value your opinions.

Where are the latest download links for both NIS and NS/NSBU?

Is there an uninstall tool for NS/NSBU and a uninstall and reinstall tool for NS/NSBU?

Please let me know. Many questions!

Thanks and cheers,

Flavio :)

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Hello Flavio

The Norton Removal Tool and the Norton Remove and Reinstall Tool work with all the Norton programs. They will remove all Norton products, so if you use other programs, then you would have to reinstall them.

If you look around the Norton Security part of the Forum and look at the long threads, you will be able to see if any of those threads would affect you. Whether it's time for you to upgrade now would depend if you use those troublesome features that are existing still at this moment. I have no idea when the next patch will be coming out. I do not work for Symantec.

If you use the Identity Safe, be sure to backup your Safe just in case it doesn't install your safe, this way you would be able to import the files should they be needed. Back them up in CSV and .dat formats.

http://norton.com/latestns

http://norton.com/latestnis

http://norton.com/nsbu

I hope I have covered every thing you wanted to know. If I have missed any thing, please come back and ask away if you have more questions. Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Thanks, floplot!

One more thing -

Where do I find the latest rev of the NRT and NRRT for all these products?

I like to read some additional posts by people pro and con for the switch to NSBU, if OK with you.

My environment is Windows 7 x64.

Cheers,

Flavio_C

Kudos0

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Hello Flavio

You can download the Norton Removal tool from

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us;jsessionid=46121CB7AF61814D2BBF5C43D9D7909A.4?abproduct=home&abversion=1&entsrc=redirect_pubweb&pvid=f-home

Please pick the proper Norton product that you want to remove. Also please be aware that it will remove all Norton products, so back up Identity Safe using the program to back that up. Also please have your product key handy.
 

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v60392881_EndUserProfile_en_us

www.norton.com/nrnr

Those are the NRT and the NRNR Tool

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Hi, Flavio. Now that the long shutdown issue has been fixed, and since I reinstalled NSBU, it has worked fine.

Light on my system, and worth installing.

Once installed and you can over install NIS, if you have time remaining on your NIS sub, Support will add any remaining days if you contact them.   http://www.norton.com/chat

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos2 Stats

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Good evening, Flavio.

I agree with the assessment of F4E.  I am running NSBU on two machines with Windows 7 Professional x64. It is very light on the system and is unobtrusive during normal daily tasks. I would not hesitate to recommend you install it.

You will find that using the http://norton.com/latestnsbu link will deliver version 22.0.0.110. However, once your key is activated, you can download the newer version, v22.1.09 directly from your Norton Account to other machines in your household.

Let us know how you do.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Hi Phil_D  and  F4E -

Thanks for the replies.

Is NSBU lighter on the system than NIS?

How would you go about installing NSBU when NIS is present? I prefer a clean install.

I remember using the NRT with NIS and there were still breadcrumbs to be cleaned using CCleaner.

Use the NRT for a clean uninstall? Then install NSBU? I also have to account for the days left on my subscription.

Please let me know how to proceed when you have a minute.

Grazie,

Flavio_C :)

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Based upon my observations, NSBU runs a bit lighter than NIS. 

However, at the moment I am not using the backup feature and I have found that on my machines, when ID Safe is enabled, there is an increase in memory Private Bytes allocation. I can't say if that is across the board or just my systems.

So, running the basic protection program you should see a lighter footprint.

I am aware that a number of people have installed NSBU directly overtop NIS with good results.  My preference this year was to perform a clean install by removing NIS first.

If you choose to go that route, Uninstall NIS via Programs and Features BEFORE using the NRT.  During the process you will be prompted to save some of your personal settings or discard them.  That's your call depending upon how many personal settings you have (such as ID Safe).

As has been mentioned, if you use Identity Safe, you MUST export that data to a safe location prior to executing either method.  If you happen to still have a local ID Safe vault, you should read this most helpful tutorial by elsewhere which outlines how to retain a local vault.

Hopefully someone who has used the install overtop NIS method will jump is to share some advice.

One last thing.  If you happen to download version 22.0.0.110, you will have to run Live Update a few times to get to version 22.1.09 and have all the toolbar updates.  Restarts will be required.

Best Wishes!

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Hello Flavio_C

I used the install over the top of NIS and I have NS. I did it back on Nov. 30 2014. I don't recall having any problems doing it that way. It was a quick uninstall of NIS first and then it installed NS. Sorry, I can't remember if there was a reboot in the middle of it or not. Remember to run live update no matter what way you install the program, rebooting when asked to. I always like to give one more restart after all the updates are done. Also, if you are using Win 8, please turn off fast startup and turn on and off your computer the correct way.  Norton and a lot of programs need to be shut down completely and then turned on like once a day or after a major update or installation.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Hi everyone,

Some good information here. Seriously!

Just three things.

1) Since I have NSBU (got it cheaper than NS) and I don't intend to use the backup and/or ID safe, can I turn them off?

2) Is there a PDF guide to understand NS/NSBU that I can download (or online link)? If so, kindly provide the  URL.

3) How do I carry over my unused NIS days to NSBU? I wouldn't want to lose them, if at all possible.

Tnx,

Flavio_C

P.S. Is Symantec going to fix the ID Safe scenario to make it effortless?

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

  1. Yes, very easily.  Open the main UI > Settings and on the right look for Quick Controls.  Both can be turned off there. If not using Backup, also turn off Backup Status Overlays (small icons which show which items have been backed up).

  2. Yes, there is a guide.  From the main UI click Help > Product Manual.  You can download the pdf Product Manual; all 436 pages.  That should keep you busy for a while!
  3. Contact Customer Support via Live Chat at this link.They are very good at dealing with account, subscription and activation issues.
     

You're welcome!

P.S. - unknown

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Hello Phil_D,

If I can download the Product Manual in PDF, that's great but what about before installing?

Is there a link for that?

Thanks for all your help!

Cheers,

Flavio_C

Kudos2 Stats

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Hi Flavio_C,

I just happen to have a link handy for you to check out.  BTW, this lists the manuals for  quite a few of the Norton Products so it may help others also.

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v96047160_EndUserProfile_en_us

Kudos0

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Ooops  yank faster

Kudos0

Re: Still using NIS. Time to move to NSBU?

Yank, excellent. Thanks!

Permalink that resource.

Flavio :)

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